The Gamut

All of the ACLU blogs in one place

Ending Mass Incarceration Is a Winner for Politicians

Politics driven by fear of crime had direct, destructive social costs.

By Inimai Chettiar, Udi Ofer
January 15, 2018

Members of Congress Just Voted to Give the Trump Administration Greater Spy Powers

The House passed a bill that would make the government's dangerous spying powers worse. It now goes to the Senate.

By Neema Singh Guliani, Elizabeth Beavers
January 11, 2018

How the ACLU Plans to Engage in the 2018 Midterm Elections

The ACLU's electoral work will be driven by its enduring commitment to civil rights and civil liberties issues.

By Faiz Shakir
January 11, 2018

How Poor Health Care Turned Walter Jordan’s Prison Sentence Into a Death Sentence

Arizona prisons are causing harm and death because of inadequate medical and mental health care.

By David Fathi
January 11, 2018

A Fourth Young Immigrant Woman Is Being Blocked by the Trump Administration From Obtaining an Abortion

The ACLU filed papers on behalf of yet another girl 17-year-old whose right to an abortion is being flagrantly disregarded.

By Brigitte Amiri
January 11, 2018

Trump Once Again Threatens to Change Federal Libel Laws That Don’t Exist

And even if they did, the First Amendment would stop him in his tracks.

By Josh Bell
January 10, 2018

ICE Abused Somalis for 2 Days On a Plane and Now Wants to Send Them Into Harm’s Way

It is not only immoral to deport people to countries where they will be violently persecuted. It’s illegal.

By Amrit Cheng
January 10, 2018

New Jersey Prisons Reverse Course on Banning ‘The New Jim Crow’ After ACLU of New Jersey Letter

The state with the worst racial disparities in incarceration lifts ban on Michelle Alexander's seminal book.

By Tess Borden
January 10, 2018

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